Fight for what’s right. Even if it’s ‘wrong’
In 2013, Tiki was denied his longstanding right of peaceful protest at sea (along with all New Zealanders) as he sought to oppose those who risked laying waste to his fertile playground. Despite his ‘masters’ call for obedience, Tiki defiantly protested and for that the overseers labelled him a pirate and threatened him with naval force. The skull and crossbones tiki is a resounding “Hooray!” for the ‘pirates’ who help keep our overlords in check and fight to safeguard our freedoms.
Freedoms of New Zealander’s dealt yet another losing blow
Via NZ Herald: “Kiwis have a history of supporting protest at sea – against French nuclear tests and Japanese whaling – but John Key is determined that future drilling at sea will not be the subject of protest. That is why in Parliament this week, the Government is changing the law to make peaceful protest at sea a criminal offence, and to threaten protesters with fines of up to $50,000 and sentences of up to 12 months in jail.
The proposed amendments to the Crown Minerals (Permitting and Crown Land) Bill break new (and probably unlawful) ground in a number of respects. A protest will be treated as criminal, even though no violence to person or property is perpetrated, and safety is in no way threatened; it will be enough if, in our 500km exclusive economic zone, the protest “interferes” with a vessel by approaching within 500m of it.
The law has in the past protected installations at sea, such as oil rigs, but this is the first time that a vessel (which may be moving around) has enjoyed similar protection; it is clear that this provision constitutes an infringement of the freedom of navigation, in contravention of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.”
No right to protest gives total control to big business and government
Dare to ride in the face of the powerful few who wish to deny you your freedoms. The skull and crossbones Tiki symbolises the fight for freedom and the protection of those freedoms for all New Zealanders.